Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lippi's Lunar Lunacy

And so Lippi paid homage to the lunar eclipse by burying twelve chicken bones and one split wish bone [making it fourteen bones] in the back yard. And from the bottom of each hole he removed exactly one spoonful of dirt and mixed it with rainwater to make the mud to smear on his face so he too could be eclipsed like the moon. With the mask on his face, he walked sideways down the sidewalk until he came to the streetlamp, where he begged the mighty light to move on, to pass by so he could wash his face and return to bed before the sun spoiled his celebration.

6 comments:

compulsive writer said...

I'm still sad I missed it.

~cari~ said...

Lunar eclipse? I need to pay more attention!

mayday said...

That was a good story. It made the Lunar eclipse much more interesting.

Lucky Red Hen said...

hi

Pappy Yokum said...

He's got mud on his face, a big disgrace, dancing his way all over the place. Singing lunar, lunar eclipse. Lunar, lunar eclipse.

I'll bet that was the song Lippi was a'singin as he walked sideways down the sidewalk.

Melody said...

I like lippi.